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Pick Your Own Apple Orchards

Lyman Orchards Pick Your Own Apple Orchards are officially open! Our Pick Your Own Apple trees are nestled on 200 acres of  Pick Your Own fruit orchards and fields overlooking the scenic Connecticut River Valley.  We have one of the largest apple orchards in Connecticut. It's no wonder why Lyman Orchards was voted Connecticut's Best Pick Your Own Farm and one of the Top 10 Apple Picking Spots in the United States!

Pick Your Own Apples

If you're looking for a fun way to spend a day in Connecticut, a visit to Lyman Orchards PYO Apple Orchards is the perfect destination for a wholesome, fun, family-friendly getaway! And because we grow so many varieties of fruits, it's worth the trip! The Apple season lasts for 12 weeks (mid August-mid November) and traditionally overlaps the Peach season (mid July-Late September) and the Pear Season (mid August - late September).

For the best PYO apples experience, be sure to check our daily updates, and read our pick your own tips


Apple Varieties

Lyman Orchards has 30,000 apple trees spread over 100 sprawling acres. We grow 27 varieties of apples.  Some of our early season apples include Ginger Gold, Early Mac, Ruby Red (Free-Red), Paula Red, Empress, and Sunrise. Other varieties include, Gala, Jonamac, McIntosh, Cortland, Honey Crisp, Macoun, Spencer, Liberty, Fuji, Jonagold, Empire, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Ida Red, Crispin, Cameo, Rome, Braeburn, Granny Smith, Pink Lady, and Ever Crisp.

Like our peaches, our apples are Eco-certified, grown using agricultural methods that preserve and protect our orchards’ ecology. 

Apple picking is a great family friendly activity!

Apples are Nutrient-Rich

Does eating an apple every day really keep the doctor away? Below are some of the health benefits apples offer.

  • Rich in insoluble and soluble fiber
  • Good Source of Vitamin C
  • Packed with Phytochemicals (quercetin, catechin, chlorogenic acid, anthocyanin)

There are so many tasty ways to include these nutritious fruits into your breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert!

Spend a morning or afternoon apple picking at Connecticut’s Sweet Spot®, Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, CT

View Our Apple Varieties  Availability Chart

While apple picking season is generally considered to be in the fall, each variety essentially has its own little “mini-season.”  So keep checking the Pick Your Own hotline 860-349-6015 for updated “what’s picking” news and don’t miss out on trying each variety – you may just discover some new favorites!  

Season

Mid August - Mid November

Storing

Apples stay crisp and fresh for weeks if kept cold and moist. For best results, store them in a vegetable crisper or plastic bag in your refrigerator. Kept at room temperature, apples ripen 10 times faster than when kept in cold storage. Before storing, remove any apples that are bruised and use them immediately. Do not store apples near strong odors, as the odors may affect the taste of the apples. To avoid bruising, handle your apples very carefully...as if they were eggs!

Freezing

Core, peel and slice apples. Dip slices into lemon juice to prevent browning, and pack into freezer-proof containers. Applesauce also freezes well.

Tips

Apples stay crisp and fresh for weeks if kept cold and moist. For best results, store them in a vegetable crisper or plastic bag in your refrigerator. Kept at room temperature, apples ripen 10 times faster than when kept in cold storage. Before storing, remove any apples that are bruised and use them immediately. Do not store apples near strong odors, as the odors may affect the taste of the apples. To avoid bruising, handle your apples very carefully...as if they were eggs!

Recipes & Blogs

Apple Cider - A New England Tradition

When it comes to Apple Cider, New England is the Master of the Mills. Learn why cider packs more nutrition, flavor, and nostalgia than your standard apple juice. It doesn't get much better than hand-picking apples at a New England orchard during the fall, except maybe savoring a cup of fresh apple cider. Besides its […]

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Classic Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp screams fall! Fresh sliced apples are topped with a classic crisp topping.  Don't forgt the vanilla ice cream!       Filling Ingredients: 5 cups fresh apples, sliced 1/2 cup granulated white sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamon Topping Ingredients: 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1/3 old fashioned oats 2/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 […]

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Upcoming Events

2022 Corn Maze at Lyman Orchards

Navigate your way back to the 18th Century in the revolutionary 2022 Lyman Orchards Ben Franklin Corn Maze opening September 3rd. The 2022 Lyman Orchards Corn Maze transports you back to the electrifying moment Benjamin Franklin flew a kite in a thunderstorm, making the connection between lightning and electricity.  2022 marks the 270th anniversary of […]

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Maze Days

Maze Days are here! We’ve packaged up some a-mazing weekday deals for Fall Fun at Lyman Orchards! Maze Days dedicates one day each week to Mommy & Me, Grandparents, Students, and Locals. We're all about fall fun here at Lyman Orchards! We invite you to get lost in our Ben Franklin Corn Maze, Pick Your […]

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